10876Re: [AZ] Knap Hill history--Whitethroat
- Jul 2, 2008Thanks for the image, Harold
> I have grown White Throat for years. It does not have bronze foliage.
> I doubt Cecile descended from Whitethroat.
> Harold Greer
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> Subject: Re: [AZ] Knap Hill history--Whitethroat
> More about the KH article by G. Donald Waterer. I was interested to see
> that he may have provided an answer to a Q I posed a few days ago to
> group; ie, what is the source of the lovely bronze foliage we see on
> Cannon's Double, which is Corneille x Cecile? Waterer describes the Knap
> Hill plant "Whitethroat" which dates from the 1920s and was used after
> as seed parent to produce a group of fragrant, double flowered plants
> distinguished by "copper tinted foliage which was at its best in full
> and which turns bright red in autumn, as does that of Cannon's Double. I
> wonder if Cecile, the Exbury, is descended from Whitethroat? Anybody
> growing Whitethroat?
>> Thanks to Bruce Clyburn, who made the Knap Hill history article
>> and to Tom Scheutz, who shared a paper copy with me yesterday at our
>> Forge Chapter annual picnic.
>> I read the article on the train on the way to work this morning. This
> was a
>> great article, lots of history, and a comprehensive list of Knap Hills
>> the end. I knew the history of the group went way back, but I don't
> think I
>> appreciated just how far back it goes (1820s). The long history of the
>> strain adds one more compelling reason to grow more Knap Hills.
>> Is there any comprehensive collection of KH's in the US or Canada?
>> sorry to be commercial, but are there any nurseries on this side of
> the pond
>> distributing a good number of them?
>> Jim Willhite
>> West Chester, PA
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